Gerrie Diaz

Part III - My Current Self

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

Part II - My Professional Self

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

Part I - My Younger Self

Luck is when preparation meets opportunity

Get going, then get good

Get going, then get good.

B2B value propositions by Willingness to Pay

Increasing efficiency and improving organization resonated best.

Juggling some five balls in the air

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit … and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you dro...

I have a rule

Steve Kamb told me that the best and most polite excuse is just to say you have a rule. “I have a rule that I don’t decide on the phone.” “I have a rule that I don’t accept gifts.” “I have a rule that I don’t speak for free anymore.” “I have a ...

How much white space do you have?

A full calendar is the sign of someone who agrees to a lot of things, no more, no less. Which is why the philosopher in us needs to always remember that the goal of life is not to do as much as possible, but to do what matters.

When can we talk about our systems?

Universities and local schools are in crisis with testing in disarray and distant learning ineffective… [When can we talk about what school is for?]

We don't do that here

When I have the energy, I try to educate and inform instead of correct. But I still keep this simple phrase, ‘We don’t do that here’ in my back pocket as a tool for ending and defusing situations when other approaches don’t work.